WHAT'S IN THE BOXX??
WHAT'S IN THE BOXX??
For over 21 years, BOXX has been the leading innovator of high-performance workstations and rendering systems for VFX and animation studios, national television networks, leading architecture and engineering firms, professional sports, universities, and a host of other organizations. Our customers include names like Disney, PIXAR, HBO, FOX, NASA, URS, KPF, and many more. Yet, despite our stellar reputation, from those who don’t own a BOXX, we often receive comments like “Why do your computers cost so much?” or “It’s cheaper to build my own.” The latter comment may be true in the short term, but what about warranty, tech support, and the other advantages that make BOXX the gold standard of computer hardware? Benjamin Franklin said “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.” We couldn’t agree more. With BOXX, you really do get what you pay for. Read on.
OVERCLOCKING & LIQUID COOLING
For many years, computer enthusiasts have taken advantage of the headroom in a processor and employed numerous tricks to make the processor run at higher frequencies. This became an industry unto itself, also spawning various high-performance cooling solutions designed to keep the overclocked CPUs cool at these higher frequencies. CPU manufacturers like Intel and AMD initially turned a blind eye to this activity, focusing their attention on selling as many CPUs as possible to multi-national commodity builders. In turn, these big name computer manufacturers had no interest in building a PC with the right components to enable overclocking. Their focus was on mass producing systems that would run a CPU at its rated spec.
Eventually, Intel and AMD recognized the importance of this growing market and began offering customers the option to set the frequency. (You can determine if a CPU has an uncapped frequency if it has a “K” or “Extreme Edition” designation). This option allows BOXX to qualify the processor at a higher frequency and therefore, provide unparalleled performance. We then qualify the enterprise-class components needed (motherboards with the correct number of power phases, premium memory, power supplies that deliver clean and efficient power) and match it with state-of-the-art liquid cooling to keep the CPU within a thermal envelope, ensuring rock-solid reliability and longevity—all backed by a 3-yr warranty and legendary technical support.
BOXX has been shipping overclocked systems since 2008 and with thousands of systems in use throughout the world, we have not experienced a processor failure rate any different from that of standard processor systems. This is because we work closely with our partner Intel to ensure we stay within the parameters of safe overclocking, providing increased performance without applying significantly larger increases in voltage.
We hear a lot about components—as if all workstations are created equal based solely upon their components. The truth is, it doesn’t work that way. Our innovative integration of only enterprise class components, drives, and customized BIOS sets us apart from the mass market, one-size-fits-all workstation manufacturers, just as our unique engineering concepts (easily expandable, overclocking, liquid cooling, specially-tuned air cooling, and chassis design) demonstrate the difference between a professional workstation and a standard workstation. What does this mean for you? A system running at peak performance, a longer product life cycle, and no replacement costs.
Noted concept designer Daniel Simon (TRON:Legacy, Captain America: The First Avenger, Oblivion) refers to BOXX systems as “industrial, like a real piece of machinery— elegant, heavy-duty machinery.” In other words, you don’t buy a BOXX to send emails or play video games. You buy it to go to work.
In order to save on labor and materials, tier one commodity hardware manufacturers build their chassis overseas, relying on cheap plastic and OEM components. But at BOXX, our systems are “Made in the U.S.A.” and that declaration is more than a slogan. In the process of designing our chassis, our expert engineers, like many of our customers, rely on SOLIDWORKS, providing our Texas-based metal fabricators with precise 3D CAD models in order to produce the aircraft quality aluminum parts and steel strengthening components which define our state-of-the-art chassis.